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The Cenuine Blue Lick Water, 

THE healing virtues of which are so fully set forth 
In this little work, is now shipped from the cele- 
brated Spring by LA RUE KKOK., sole proprietors. 

The water from this Spring was formerly sold by 
Hamilton Gray & Co., whose lease of the shipping 
privileges of the water expired the 1st day of January, 
1881, and no one has now the power to supply the trade 
with water from thin Justly Ci-li-brated Spring; except 

This most valuable Medicinal Water is now placed 
at such prices that all will be able to use it. 

Prompt attention will be given to all correspondence, 
and orders for the water are respectfully solicited 


Bine Uck Springs, K">. 





iBtue fcicit Springs, 


C^gjHESE famous Springs were first discovered by 

@} Major John Finley, with a party of young 

adventurers from Pennsylvania, in 1773, when 

Kentucky was a wilderness, uninhabited, ex- 
cept by Indians and wild animals. After the State 
began to be settled, for many years the sole depend- 
ence, of the inhabitants for 6alt was on these Springs, 
in consequence of which the manufacture of salt was 
a business of great importance and profit. The ruins 
of these old works are still to be seen. The early 
settlers around the Springs were so forcibly impressed 
by the longevity of both man and beast, 
'.hat they soon attributed it to the true cause — the 
valuable medicinal properties of the waters. Not 
only were the people of the neighborhood long-lived, 
but thev were remarkably robust in health and en- 
tirely free from disease. The reputation of the waters 
spread as rapidly as was consistent with the early 


vmes, and the demand for them grew, until shipments 
are now made to all parts of North America and to 
many foreign countries. Thousands of invalids visited 
the Springs, seeking and obtaining health; and, as a 
consequence, the fashionable world made them a 
noted pleasure resort. 

Thomas and Louis Hollady, having leased the 
property from Major Bedinger about the year 1842, 
erected a hotel on a vast scale, and under their 
courtly and liberal management the place rose to a 
renown second to none in the United States 
— tne celebrated Saratoga Springs, of New York, 
being the only rival. The BLUE LICKS was the 
favorite summer resort of the wealthy and refined 
southern planters and merchants, with their families. 
Kentucky's distinguished sons of that day — Clav, 
Crittenden, Morehead, Rowan, Metcalf, Hardin, 
Preston, Wicklifife, Guthrie, Prentice, Shelby, Gar- 
rard, the Breckinridges, Marshalls — were always there 
in the summer - season. And here assembled yearlv 
the beautiful and fascinating daughters, not only of 
Kentucky, but the entire South and many of the 
Northern States. This continued until the late war, 
the hotel being under the management of such noted 
proprietors as the Holladays, Major Aris Throck- 
morton, John Raine and the Turemarls. 

In 1802, the great hotel, with all its splendid 
appointments, was burned to the ground, and subse- 
quent litigation prevented for years the building of 

such improvements as were necessary for this grand 
enterprise. This difficulty being at last removed, 
six years ago the work of restoring the hotel was 
begun by W. T. Overbey, and now the present 
owner of the property, Daniel Turney, of Bourbon 
County, Kentucky, has completed, at a very large 
cost, everything necessary to restore the Springs to 
their former prestige. 

The buildings are now more extensive, and, by 
far, more comfortable and prepossessing than in 
former years. 

"Tfte aWington," 

The main bulding, 

loO yards from the far-famed Springs, stands upon 
Die site of the old hotel burned, and is of the same 
dimensions. This is supplemented by a very Wide 
ell, one hundred feet in length, with double verandas 
clear around, and the entire hotel affords a promenade 
of fifteen hundred and eighty feet. Every chamber 
in the building opens on one of the verandahs. The 
ventilation of each is perfect. 


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Many beautiful Catt^ges have been erected and 
are tastefully located under the grand old shade trees 
on the lawn. The Cottages are all newly, neatly and 
comfortably furnished, and are well adapted to the 
use of families, vho find them very desirable. 


The Ball-Room, Dining Room and Parlors are 
large and airy. These are supplied with excel- 
lent music; and to those who enjoy an hour or an 
evening with Terpsichore, the close of each day offers 
delight of this nature. Not an evening passes during 
the w«ek at which this amusement is not to be had. 


The Bathing Department is now complete. New 
and Rpacious bathing apartments for ludies and gen- 
tlemen, with hot and cold Blue Lick water, are con- 
veniently located in the building. 

Blue Lick baths are highly recommended for 
invalids, and to the pleasure seeker they are most 


To afford ample amusement to the guests, the pro- 
prietor has. opened a Billiard Room, furnished with 
the best Billiard and Pool Tables. 


A Bowling Alley of large dimenfcions, with the 
best floors that can be made, and so arranged in 
regard to ventilation as to be cool at all hours. 



The wide and well-shaded Blue Grass Lawn, with 
its wide-spreading Elms and Maples, is well adapted 
for Croquet, Archery, Lawn Tennis and all Lawn 



The boating facilities are unsurpassed; the Lick- 
ing River, which flows by the Lawn, affords a beau- 
tiful and romantic view for miles. A number of new 
light-running row-boats, of the most approved pat- 
tern, float upon its surface, ready for use by those 
who delight in aquatic sport. 


The river it stocked with fine fish of various varie- 
ties, many of which are caught with hook and line, 
weighing from three to twenty pounds. Foxes abound 
in the surrounding hills and furnish abundance of fine 
sport for the lovers of the chase. 


The approaches to the Springs are justly regarded 
as among the most beautiful drives in Kentucky — a 
State famed for its fine roads and beautiful scenery. 
The one from the North, beginning at the celebrated 
Battle Ground — a scene made memorable by the 
bloody engagement between the Indians and the 
early Pioneers, the latter led by the historic Daniel 
Boone — rapidly descends, winding along the river at 
an altitude of several hundred feet above ita banks, 
through an avenue of stately forest trees. 

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Suspension Bridge. 

At the Licking, just above the fatal ford where 
the impetuous McGary led his ill-starred followers, 
across, and near the Springs, is a beautiful Suspen- 
sion Bridge, which takes the place of one burned 
during the late war by a section of John Morgan's 
command, scouring this part of the State. 


In this connection the proprietor would state that 
he has erected a commodious and well-appointed 
stable and vehicle house, and has supplied it with 


handsome and fleet horses, and light road wagons 
and carriages for pleasure driving, and gentle ponies 
for children. Ample room will be aftorded for the 
proper shelter and care of horses and vehicles 
brought here by guests. A practical Kentucky 
horseman will be in attendance to see that the 
horses of visitors are properly groomed and cared 


A first-class Laundry is attached to the Hotel, 
where laundrying for guests will be neatly done at 
reasonable rates. 


Each year additions have been made, among 
them a large three-story building, containing over- 
forty rooms, an ordinary, etc. 


Is in operation between the Arlington and Carlisle 
Station, where it connects with Telegraph Lines to 
all parts of the world. 


Of the waters of the Celebrated Blue Lick 


The composition of Blue Lick Water, according 
to the only trustworthy analysis ever made, (calcu- 
lated both in 1,000 grains of water, and in the wine 
pint of 7,(580 grains,) is as follows: 

Specific Gravity 1,007. 

Oases in the 1,000 Or. I In the Wine ft. 

Grains. I Cub. In. ' Grains.. Cub. In. 
Sulphuretted Hydrogen Gas, . n.0391 0.1030 0.3031*9 0>8404-t 
Free Carbonate Acid Gas, . . . 47 I 0.7600 \ 2.7-J4»>'.'o | 5.^88*00 

Saline Contents in the 1,000 Or. Wine Pt. 


Carbonate of Lime 0.3850000 2.9508000 

Carbonate of Magnesia 0.0022005 .0189459 

Chloride of Sodium ■ 8.84*2930 64.1072102 

Chloride of Potasium 0.022Gli!IO 0.1710970 

Chloride of Magnesium 0.5722000 4 0188000 

Bromide of Magnesium 0039301 0.0302510 

Iodide of Magnesium 0.0007840 0.0050371 

Sulphate of Lime 0.5538300 4.2495744 

Sulphate of Potash 1519100 * 1.1100738 

Silicic Acid 0.0179 KH) 0.1377792 

Loss 0.2819801 2.2158335 

lo.30iKioi»i 79.1010000 

The water also contains strontium, barium, lith- 
ium and traces of oxide of manganese and apucrc-nic 
and crenic acid. 

A more recent analysis of the same water by Dr. 
Peter shows that in spite of the enormous quantities 
poured lorth by the spring in the last thirty years 
(or since the first official analysis was made,) there 
has b;en no change in the relative proportion of the 
constituents, and no diminution of its medicinal 



Of the Blue Lick Water are well established. It is 
adapted to every variety of acute or chronic disor- 
ders requiring a mild or efficient Tonic Diuretic and 
Alterative Aperient. 

By spepsia 

In its various forms — especially in digestive troubles 
originating in intemperate habits of eating and 


As indicated by foul tongue, yellow skin, dizziness, 
nausea and headache; and in the other forms of 
Liver Derangement commonly observed in the 
malarial regions of the South and West, there is NO 
Better or Safer Regulator of the liver 
than Blue Lick. 

Congestion of the Brain. 

Accompanied by dizziness, headache and other 
premonitory symptoms of Apoplexy and Par- 

Kidney Complaint, 

And other disorders of the genito urinary apparatus, 
irritable bladder, gleet, gravel, spermatorrhoea, diffi- 
cult urination, ''brick dust" deposit, cloudy urine, etc. 

Constipation of the Bowels, 

With Congestion of the Liver, Obstructed Secretion 
and Piles - the water acting in these, and in other 
forms of Congestion, not only as a remedy, but as 
a preventive. 

Constitutional Diseases 

And disorders of the Blood; Rheumatism, Gout, 
Scrofula, Syphilis, together with a variety of 
Chronic, and some forms of acute Skin Disease. 
In these and similar cases great benefit is derived 
from Baths at an elevated temperature. 

It is an excellent Gargle in Chronic Inflamma- 
tion of the Throat, and peculiarly efficacious as an 
alterative Wash, in certain conditions of the Nasal 

J3ftie Utcfi Springs 

Are situated in Nicholas County, Kentucky', nine 
miles from Carlisle; this city being immediately on 
the Maysville and Lexington Branch of the Kentucky- 
Central Railroad, from which point coaches will con- 
nect with trains to carry persons to the Springs — the 
drive being over the Maysville and Lexington Turn- 
pike, acknowledged to be the finest road in all the 
land. The Springs are twenty miles from Pari-, 
twenty-four from Maysville, and forty from Lex- 

The Kentucky Central Railroad 

Will sell low rate excursion tickets to and from the 
Springs throughout the season. 

The proprietor has secured a full corps of well- 
trained servants, and will guarantee that they shall 
he at all times polite and attentive. His aim shall be 
to make his table 

Satisfactory to the most Fastidious. 

A First-class Band 'of Music 

Will be in attendance during the Summer. A Ball 
will be given each evening during the season. 
(Sundays excepted.) 




Visitors coming from or via Cincinnati will take 
the train leaving Covington via the 


At 2.00 pm. ■ 

Arriving at the Springs for supper. 

Visitors from or via Louisville should take the 
morning train for Lexington, where sure connections 
are made with afternoon train on Kentucky Central 
for the Springs. 

Coming from the South, the train leaving Chatta- 
nooga in the morning via the Cincinnati Southern 
is the only train arriving in Lexington in time to 
make connection with the afternoon train for the 

Excursion tickets on 6ale June 1st, and good to 
return until October 31st. 

Visitors are co.iveyed from the Station to the 
Springs over a smooth and well-graded macadamized 
road, through romantic scener}', in comfortable four- 
horse coaches. The teams are exceptionably fine 
Kentucky horses, and the drivers are polite, careful 
and experienced. In this transferring of passengers 
great improvements have been made (or the present 

Battle Ground. 

In addition to the attractions already mentioned is 
the famed Blue Lick Battle Ground, where the great 
conflict between the Kentucky Pioneers and the 
Native Red Men of the forest took place — more than 
one hundred years ago. There is now being erected 
upon the Battle Ground a Monument worthy of the 
noble men who were slain there. 


Per Day $2.50 

" Week - - 2 in Room - 12.50 
" " - 1 in Room - 15.00 

Children under 12 years of age, Half Price. 
Servants, white and colored, according to ac- 
commodations required. 


Pine Sta/ble A-ccommodatioas. 

Horses kept at - - - - H per Day. 

" " $2b per Mouth. 
Single Feed 50 Cents. 


Standard Time. 

Leave Cincinnati 2 00 pm 

" Maysville 5 45 am and 12 05 n'n 

11 T*exingtpn . ... 7 25ara and 4 80 pm 

" ,.*» Sundays at 7 00 am 

I hattanooga, lean 5 39 am and 7 30 pm 

[ 7 00 am 

Frankfort 10 22 am 

Daily except Sunday. 

niie evening for Supper.